Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant! Held our yr1 son's attention and interest and he's excited re the next one. A few boys in his year are reading this series; easier than Wimpy Kid I think (not least it's set in the UK), and good humour. If your child likes Pigs in Planes and Capt. Underpants then this is a great progression. Only negative is there just aren't enough in the set.
tom gates i hadn't heard of but my 8 year old grand daughter brought one home from school and loved it i got this for her now i'm hooked a great book for kids and adults best bit is we read it together and have a great time love it a must buy
Fantastic books by tom gates. Just the right amount of text mixed with comic style illustrations. My 8 year old son is enjoying these and have found it a struggle to get him to read anything before so am really pleased
Everything's Amazing (sort of) (Tom Gates) My son loves the Tom Gates books and this one kept him quiet all Easter Monday! They are very similar to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and a must for any self respecting nine year old. Make sure you read all the series though as bits of the story follow on from the previous books - if you only read this one you will not understand all the jokes. Right I'm off to make some Toast Doodles now...you'll have to read it to see what I'm on about!
this is an exellent book and i would reccommend it to anyone aged 9-11 who is looking for a light and easy read. it is a very realistic and interesting story of a schoolboy in year 5/6 and is just as good as the other diary books like 'diary of a wimpy kid' if not better. l pichon is a fantastic author who has succeded in making an interesting and funny story out of an ordinary school situation. it is clear that the author understands the unrealistic normality of school life and has been able to turn this into a good read without mixing in unrealistic situations. 5 stars.
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Purchased 1 of these books for my grandson at Christmas & as it was a great hit decided to get the rest , He is over the moon, had to get my son to take them to Qatar as books are a little limited, but grandson is HAPPY so that's what counts. Thank you for the great service. long may it continue..
My son (11) loves the Tom Gates series. They never disappoint and have great illustrations which add to the humour. I have to say, I also find them amusing!! If you have a child that is not too interested in reading, the Tom Gates books are great for engaging the reader and getting them to pick up a book (rather than the xbox!!). Already have her latest book on pre-order!